Duty of Care (responsibility) does not end with the designated walks leader. You have a duty of care to yourself, your party and other people in the area you are walking. The leader should have the experience and skills to properly manage and assist all members of the group on the activity, regardless of the terrain and conditions.
So be safe, have fun and look out for each other.
Here is a guide to the type of information a medical form should contain.
Ensure everyone has filled one out before your walk.
Bushwalking Leadership South Australia, in putting this information together, does in no way suggest that this is the ultimate guide and STRONGLY recommends anyone interested in bushwalking to educate themselves in the dangers involved with this activity.
Bushwalking Leadership SA STRONGLY advocates first aid training and recognised outdoor leadership training before leading groups of any sort of bushwalking.
This information is intended as a prompt or introduction to some of the basics of enjoyable bushwalking.
Trails are provided for your enjoyment and should only be used in accordance with the Code. Trail users must be adequately prepared and obtain relevant information and maps. The trail conditions may vary from time to time, and trail users are advised to check weather conditions prior to leaving. Persons should use caution at all times when using trails in South Australia.
This information was originally published in 2004. View credits.